wow what an evening. I FINALLY have a flytpod/Pro booting up an accessible again. If it were not for my Odroid XU4 sitting here on the side, I would not be back on line.
Some of the instructions/procedures may be language, details, slight vernacular differences whatever, but I got it all working with way to many problems/retries/repeats to get there..
Issues and comments... naming conventions of what the partitions show up as... mine were not what you laid out so took some experimentation to correct. trying to get the IMG onto a media I could transfer while booted from the SD..... was VERY confusing trying to figure out which drive gparted was identifying as the SD, the eMMC or the thumb drive, let alone incorporate those names/paths in the command line to install the image.
Now all of you guys know the nuisances of this array of hardware. (you've been playing with it for a couple years?) But even seasoned programmers NOT as familiar do need accurate details.
I could ramble on but have more important issues. I don't want to repeat this rebuild event.
Q1- An app on the Pod (Lubuntu) ...checking for updates, came up with about 320 meg worth of software updates. A couple ROS items showed up as well. A lot was Libre office and etc which I could care less about. The Q here is WHAT is SAFE to update without scrambling the configuration of your hardware combo here of Lubuntu, openCV, ROS, flight controller config and etc.
I didn't see the single item that FAILS (boot up stream going by) while booting from the SD card, but it's back when booting from the eMMC card. Whether it effects anything or not...just a tidbit of info as to a difference noticed.
I'd still like to have a fixed IP address of the FlytPOD. Out in the field I'd like to be able to FIX addresses (IP) for better control. DETAILS as to WHAT specifically to enter and where to enter it is needed to be documented to eliminate butt-heads like me having to go through events like this. Either that or disable access to this background logistics to stop butt-heads like me from scrambling it.
So...after two weeks of working with this device, I've spent 70% of the time trying to get it to run correctly.
I now have to go back an attempt the update again for the RSSI. Is this 'update' independent? (what else might break?)
What about general revison updates of supporting libraries and etc... (opencv ros, pixhawk) effects? issues
...yes...probably more to come.
Oh one last biggie..... I was able to change my email address in the forums but my account profile will not let me update the email address. That needs to be changed as people loose/change addresses and ISPs all the time.. so right now my license are under one email address and I'm here in the forums under a different email address. Seems like a guaranteed future confusion point.
thanks for putting up with me here guys and gals